Advisory Board

Engaging those who need literacy training is vital in creating programs that work – hence the importance of a community-based advisory board.  Since 2006, under the direction of Dr. Petrice Sams-Abiodun, herself a former public housing resident, a major focus of the Center has been addressing literacy as critical to New Orleans’ economic competiveness and sustainability in the post-Katrina environment.  The work of the Center since Hurricane Katrina’s devastation has been concerned with workforce development and adult literacy at a systemic level as well as generating research and best practices for working with marginalized and at-risk populations.

Ted Quant – Chair
Director and Co-founder
Twomey Training Center

Carol Bebelle
Co-founder and Executive Director
Ashe Cultural Arts Center

Michael Cowan
Executive Director
Common Good

Michael Cunningham
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Hazel Parker
Professional Dev/Training/TA
Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy

Chris Wiseman
Associate Vice President Major Gifts
Institutional Advancement

** This is a volunteer advisory board that meets bi-annually.

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